Due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, the Oliver Community League board has decided to:
1. Postpone the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) until further notice.
2. Extend the terms of all current board members until new board members are formally elected at the AGM.
Civics Committee Update
The Civics Committee meeting for April is cancelled. The Civics Directors will reach out to committee members to provide updates on development applications and make alternative arrangements for future meetings as required.
We continue to hear about the amazing work that our volunteers and community members are doing to build connections and keep spirits high during this time.
Here are a couple of events we invite you to join.
Trivia Night: Tuesday, April 14, at 7-9 p.m.
You can register and join the event using this Zoom link.
We will ask a wide range of questions including some specific to Oliver. You can choose to participate individually or in groups by having your own team on a different call.
You can participate in our virtual potluck in three easy steps:
1. Post recipes/pictures/videos of your family recipes or other recipes that you really love to this Facebook event.
2. Experiment with other peoples' recipes and make a yummy dish to discuss at our virtual hang out.
3. Join us via Zoom where we will eat the dishes, share stories about cooking and connect with our community.
If you don’t have a Facebook account, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and our Secretary will send a list of recipes to anyone who doesn’t have Facebook.
Together, we can thank healthcare and essential service providers
The OCL encourages community members to join people across the world in applauding healthcare and other essential service providers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic every day at 7 p.m.
University of Alberta Volunteers Help with Deliveries
A group of University of Alberta medical students have launched Bag-Half-Full YEG, an initiative to assist seniors and vulnerable people in the Edmonton area with groceries.
Their services include grocery runs, pick-ups for online orders and delivery. The volunteer initiative aims to bridge the gap of accessibility while promoting community health and safety, without charging any service or delivery fee.
The drivers will be medical school volunteers who have had police and background checks done by the University of Alberta.
Community members may opt for two options through an online Google form or phone:
1. You can place an online order at a grocery store which volunteers can retrieve and deliver to your home.
2. You can provide volunteers a list of groceries that they shop for, send you the total cost, and then deliver to your home.
This delivery model involves a no-contact method for community members. Volunteers would either accept e-transfers prior to delivering or cash in envelopes left outside the door. They would then deliver the groceries to your door without contact.